As Edward Jollie’s 1850 map of Christchurch shows, the town was laid out with public reserves around its four sides. All this land – except for Hagley Park and the Barbadoes St cemetery – was sold off. The proposed botanical gardens were later established in the Government Domain.
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Christchurch Regional Office, Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: 1a CH765-32
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